Tight Leg Muscles? Here’s Why + 10 Ways To Loosen Tight Muscles

Perhaps you are a runner, cyclist, or another athlete who either doesn’t stretch often or stretches with little avail, or perhaps you are someone who doesn’t have time for consistent exercise and has to sit all day at your job. In either scenario, it’s quite common to experience tight leg muscles, and many people complain … Read more

Heel Pain After Running? Here are 10 Possible Causes + How To Fix It

Heel hurts after running? Running injuries can be troublesome, tiresome, and confusing. Particularly when we don’t know what’s causing them. Pain in the heel can be especially confusing, given the intricate overlap of tendons, nerves, and muscles surrounding the area. Today we will break down the most likely causes of heel pain after running and … Read more

Pelvic Pain After Running? 9 Possible Causes + What To Do About It

Running can potentially cause all sorts of lower body injuries, and pain in lower-body joints such as the hips and knees while running is unfortunately rather common. Pelvic pain after running is a less frequent complaint, though certainly something to take seriously, as the pelvis supports the abdominal cavity, pelvic organs, and spine, and plays … Read more

11 Common Injuries Caused By Old Running Shoes Explained

Runners can be funny about their running shoes. Because our sport is relatively simple in terms of equipment, some runners place a lot of stock in the impact their running shoes have on their performance and health as runners. For these runners, the “right” pair of running shoes can make them faster or allow them … Read more

Sore Calves After Running? Here’s 6 Reasons Why + How To Resolve It

If you’re new to running or have just completed a tough race, it’s fairly likely that you’ll have some muscle soreness, including sore calves.  Sore calves after running can be uncomfortable, and can make it feel like you want to walk on your tiptoes, but fortunately, tight or sore calves after running typically resolve in … Read more

Side Stitch Won’t Go Away? Here Are 9 Likely Causes + Solutions

Have you ever been running, feeling great and enjoying the workout, when suddenly it strikes: a terrible side stitch. Just seconds before, you felt like passers by could potentially mistake you for an elite marathoner, and now you’re nearly doubling over in sharp pain. Side stitches can be surprisingly debilitating and uncomfortable, and although they tend … Read more

Tight Shins When Running? Here’s 8 Reasons Why + How To Resolve It

Almost every runner is familiar with shin splints, whether they have personally suffered through the condition themselves at one time or another or they have a fellow running buddy who has. Tight shins when running is unfortunately common, particularly among beginner runners, but there are plenty of experienced runners who find themselves battling tight shins … Read more

Hip Pain After Running? Here Are 9 Likely Causes And How To Fix It

One of the most frequent (and irritating) questions that runners field from their non-running friends and family members is, “How do you do all that running without hurting your knees?” Fortunately, despite the common myth that running is bad for your knees, most runners can confidently report that their knees are fine. With that said, … Read more

Foot Pain After Running? 12 Likely Causes And How To Fix It

The foot is one of the most complex structures in the human body. It is an intricate arrangement of 33 joints, 26 bones, and over a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments that work together to absorb impact forces, support your weight, and propel your body forward when you walk and run. Damage to any of … Read more

5 Causes Of Foot Pain From Running: Why Do My Feet Hurt When I Run?

Your feet play a starring role in your running. They withstand force up to three times your body weight with each step and trigger the propulsion that moves you forward. It’s no wonder runners often suffer from foot pain from running.  Your feet are also very complex featuring 26 bones and an intricate network of … Read more

Shoulder Pain When Running: 4 Common Injuries + Prevention Tips 

When running, you can expect to feel some aches and pains, but usually, you don’t expect them in your upper body. However, shoulder pain when running is actually common.  After all, running is a full-body exercise, and when you’re running, you’re not only swinging your legs, you are swinging your arms and shoulders, too. While … Read more

Sore Quads After Running? Here’s Why + 9 Sure Fire Ways To Solve It

There’s something so exhilarating about finishing a good run. Whether you’re a beginner and it’s one of the first times you’ve run a mile or two without stopping or you’ve been running for years but have just completed a challenging workout that indicates you’re in PR shape, the final steps of a great run are … Read more

Groin Pain From Running? Here Are 8 Possible Causes And Effective Fixes

Although knee injuries, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints might be more common running injuries, groin pain from running is also a pesky injury that can sideline you from training for quite a while if not properly diagnosed and managed. Groin pain from running can be difficult to diagnose and many runners with … Read more

Pain On the Top of Your Foot? 5 Common Causes + Helpful Tips

There are few things more frustrating to runners than injuries. Just when everything seems to be clicking with your training and you’re crushing your workouts, a niggle crops up, threatening to sideline you.  From knee pain to shin splints, there are numerous common running injuries, and studies show that up to 79.3% of runners deal … Read more